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Air Force to deploy helicopter gunships to Taraba


Plans to permanently put to rest incessant upheavals in Taraba State have been mapped out by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar.

Among such plans as, yesterday, made known by him in Gembu, the administrative headquarters of Sardauna Council, was the deployment of two Helicopter gunships to be stationed on the Mambilla Plateau.

He explained that the reason for such moves was to combat threat of insecurity in the state and its environs.

The Chief of Air Staff, who was in the area on a tour of the 23 Quick Response Wing of the Nigerian Air Force situated in the council, said the Force was awaiting the arrival of five helicopter gunships from Italy and one MI 35 from Russia “any moment from now.”


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